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Like routers, most USB modems also vulnerable to drive-by hacking

Attackers can hijack DNS settings by exploiting vulnerabilities in the Web-based management interfaces of 3G/4G USB modems

German gov't proposes telecom data retention law

Critics say this revamped version is probably still illegal


Apache Cordova fixes flaw that could cause apps to crash

It could also cause unwanted dialog boxes to appear

Wi-Fi access point scans can betray a person's location

A new study warns that Wi-Fi data collected by applications could be used for tracking

Judge classifies as class action an email scanning lawsuit against Yahoo

Plaintiffs allege that by scanning emails of people who don't use Yahoo Mail, the company violates federal and California wiretapping laws

Senate to return early to debate phone dragnet

Senators will return to Washington Sunday, just hours before a portion of the Patriot Act expires

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, May 27

Hyundai rolls with Android Auto... EMC grabs cloud management company... IRS lost data on 100,000 taxpayers

Ads for MacKeeper refunds will run on Facebook

MacKeeper's original developer is offering $2 million to settle a class-action suit

Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpayers through IRS app

They first dug up Social Security data, dates of birth and street addresses through other sources

Synology patches serious flaws in its network-attached storage devices

One vulnerability could let attackers compromise NAS boxes and data stored on them

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 26

Charter wins Time Warner with $55 million bid...Jony Ive moves upstairs at Apple... Sharp shows off its slow-mo phone

Attackers use email spam to infect point-of-sale terminals with new malware

They're likely counting on some employees misusing such terminals to browse the Web or check their personal email at work

Large scale attack hijacks routers through users' browsers

Researchers found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

Full Adult Friend Finder database offered for $17,000

The full database may contain payment card data, highly sought after by fraudsters

US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

A bill to extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act to July 31 was also blocked

US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS

Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones

Secom security drone follows, photographs intruders

These flying security cameras will be rented out to large-lot businesses such as shopping malls

Freelance hacking site vows to clean up dodgy listings

The creator of Hacker's List says the site is a lower-cost way to bid for security projects

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